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Finland women's national football team

The Finland women's national football team represents Finland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Football Association of Finland (SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with Sweden and beaten Denmark. Finland hosted the 2009 EC finals.[3]

Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Helmarit (the Boreal Owls)[1]
AssociationFootball Association
of Finland

(Suomen Palloliitto)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachAnna Signeul
CaptainTinja-Riikka Korpela
Most capsLaura Österberg Kalmari (130)
Top scorerLaura Österberg Kalmari (41)
FIFA codeFIN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 31 Increase 1 (12 July 2019)[2]
Highest14 (September 2005)
Lowest32 (March 2019)
First international
 Finland 0–0 Sweden 
(Mariehamn, 25 August 1973)
Biggest win
 Finland 7–0 Armenia 
(Helsinki, 21 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 9–0 Finland 
(Vejen, 26 July 1975)
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2005)
Best resultSemifinals (2005)

The Finnish team now has a few players that are considered to be among the best in the female football, such as Laura Österberg Kalmari, Sanna Valkonen and Anne Mäkinen.

As of March 2017, the team is ranked 28th in the FIFA world ranking. This is the lowest status since the ranking started in 2003. From 2004 to 2010 the typical ranking was #16.[4]

Competitive recordEdit

World CupEdit

Year Result
  1991 Did not qualify
  1995
  1999
  2003
  2007
  2011
  2015
  2019
Total 0/8

European ChampionshipEdit

Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
1984 Did not qualify
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993
  1995
    1997
  2001
  2005 Semifinals 4 1 1 2 5 8 −3
  2009 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 5 5 ±0
  2013 Group stage 3 0 2 1 1 6 −5
  2017 Did not qualify
Total 3/11 11 3 3 5 11 19 –8

Minor tournamentsEdit

Algarve CupEdit

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The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1994 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1995 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1996 did not enter
  1997 did not enter
  1998 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1999 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2000 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2001 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2002 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2003 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2004 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2005 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2006 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2007 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2008 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2009 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2010 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2011 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2012 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2013 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2014 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2015 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2016 did not enter
  2017 did not enter
  2018 did not enter
Total 11/25 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nordic Football Championship
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
  1974 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6
  1975 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13
  1976 Third place 2 0 0 2 1 5 −4
  1977 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5
  1978 Third place 3 1 1 1 1 4 −3
  1979 Third place 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3
  1980 Fourth place 3 0 2 1 1 8 −7
  1981 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1
  1982 Fourth place 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5
Total 9/9 23 3 6 14 9 56 -47
Cyprus Cup
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
2012 7th place 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1
2013 7th place 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1
2014 12th place 4 0 1 3 1 8 −7
2015 9th place 4 1 1 2 3 7 −4
2016 8th place 4 0 1 3 3 8 −5
2018 11th place 4 1 1 2 4 7 −3
Total 24 4 6 14 22 43 −21

ManagersEdit

  • Correct as of 9 August 2018
Tenure Coach Record
G W D L Win %
1973–77   Juhani Nirkkonen 12 1 1 10 008.33
1978   Simo Syrjävaara 3 1 1 1 033.33
1979–89   Kaj Österberg 44 13 12 19 029.55
1989–92   Jyrki Nieminen 24 3 4 17 012.50
1993–96   Nils Suomalainen 24 4 5 15 016.67
1996–00   Reima Kokko 46 11 3 32 023.91
2001–09   Michael Käld 107 35 22 50 032.71
2010–16   Andrée Jeglertz 76 27 13 36 035.53
2017   Marko Saloranta 6 2 0 4 033.33
2017–   Anna Signeul 12 4 4 4 033.33

PlayersEdit

The following squad was announced for two friendlies against Iceland on 13 and 17 June 2019. Heidi Kollanen and Iina Salmi replaced Naumanen and Hälinen, who withdrew from the initial squad.[5]

Caps, goals and clubs as of 18 June 2019.

Head coach: Anna Signeul

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Paula Myllyoja (1984-04-20) 20 April 1984 (age 35) 1 0   Åland United
12 1GK Anna Tamminen (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 24) 1 0   Åland United
32 1GK Tinja-Riikka Korpela (captain) (1986-05-05) 5 May 1986 (age 33) 83 0   Everton

3 2DF Tuija Hyyrynen (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 31) 102 2   Juventus
5 2DF Emma Koivisto (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 24) 42 1   Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
6 2DF Anna Auvinen (1987-03-02) 2 March 1987 (age 32) 14 0   HJK Helsinki
15 2DF Natalia Kuikka (1995-12-01) 1 December 1995 (age 23) 39 2   Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
16 2DF Anna Westerlund (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 30) 113 2   Åland United
22 2DF Tiia Peltonen (1995-06-08) 8 June 1995 (age 24) 7 0   Åland United

2 3MF Elli Pikkujämsä (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 19) 2 0   FC Honka
4 3MF Ria Öling (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 25) 27 5   Brøndby
7 3MF Adelina Engman (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 24) 60 6   Chelsea
8 3MF Olga Ahtinen (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 22) 22 1   Brøndby
10 3MF Emmi Alanen (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 28) 72 18   Växjö DFF
11 3MF Nora Heroum (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 25) 63 1   A.C. Milan
14 3MF Julia Tunturi (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 23) 19 0   Eskilstuna United
20 3MF Eveliina Summanen (1998-05-29) 29 May 1998 (age 21) 8 1   KIF Örebro
21 3MF Iina Salmi (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 24)   Ajax

9 4FW Juliette Kemppi (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 25) 40 3   Bristol City
13 4FW Jenny Danielsson (1994-08-30) 30 August 1994 (age 25) 20 6   Kungsbacka DFF
17 4FW Sanni Franssi (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 24) 27 1   Fortuna Hjørring
18 4FW Linda Sällström (1988-07-13) 13 July 1988 (age 31) 90 37   Paris FC
19 4FW Kaisa Collin (1997-04-16) 16 April 1997 (age 22) 14 2   Eskilstuna United
24 4FW Heidi Kollanen (1997-06-06) 6 June 1997 (age 22)   U.P.C. Tavagnacco

Coaching staffEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Helmarit nimetty MM-karsinta-avaukseen Serbiaa vastaan" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Women's Euro 2009 in Finland". Embassy of Finland. 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Finland". FIFA. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Naisten maajoukkue Islantia vastaan nimetty" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.

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